New Bongaigaon is a junction railway station on the New Jalpaiguri-New Bongaigaon section and New Bongaigaon-Guwahati section of Barauni-
Guwahati line, and New Bongaigaon–Jogihopa-Kamakhya line. It is located in Bongaigaon City in Bongaigaon district in the Indian state of Assam.
This is the 2nd biggest railway station with wagon and carriage workshop in north east India after Guwahati railway station. It serves people
from surrounding areas like Barpeta, Barpeta Road, Abhayapuri, Basugaon, Chirang district and others.
Construction of the 265 km (165 mi) long 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge Siliguri-Jogihopa line, between 1963 and 1965, brought broad
gauge railways to Assam. It also was the reason for setting up the New Bongaigaon railway station.New railway track from New Bongaigaon to
Guwahati was commissioned in 1984.Saraighat Bridge opened in 1962, initially carried a metre gauge track, which was later replaced by broad
gauge.New Bongagaon has two double-bedded retiring rooms, computerized railway reservation system, waiting room and vegetarian and non
vegetarian food stalls.Doubling of the track between New Bongaigaon and Kamakhya via Rangia has been approved in the Railway Budget for 2013-
14. A double-line track is there between Samuktala Road and New Bongaigaon.
About New Bongaigaon:
New Bongaigaon Listeni is a city in the Indian state of Assam. The City included or new part of municipal board of Bongaigaon District. The
town, divided into two parts – Old Bongaigaon and New Bongaigaon, is situated 180 kilometres (112 mi) north west of Guwahati. To meet the demands of Bodos of Assam, Bongaigaon was divided up to give way for Chirang district. Bongaigaon has a major petrochemical industry, the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL BGR).
The town occupied a place in the map of Indian Railway with the establishment of the railway station in the year 1908. Most of the institutions
like ITI, Bongaigaon College, Office of the Assam State Electricity Board in the early 60’s and in fact the very base of the development of the town was laid in this decade only. The development further gained momentum with the establishment of the Bongaigaon Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (BRPL) Complex in the year 1972 at Dhaligaon and also Thermal Power Plant at Salakati. Though these area are not within the limit of Bongaigaon Municipality the town also caters to the demand of this population. The Bongaigaon Town Committee was first constituted in the year 1961 and was upgraded to a Municipal Board in the year 1977. Presently the Municipal Area consists of 25 nos. of wards covering an area of
14.31 sq m.
Bongaigaon falls under the Northeast Frontier Railway zone of the Indian Railways.There are two stations in Bongaigaon – New Bongaigaon railway
station (2nd largest railway junction of Assam state) and Bongaigaon (old) station. Major trains serving Bongaigaon with major cities are
Guwahati Rajdhani Express, Poorvottar Sampark Kranti Express, Saraighat Express, Brahmaputra Mail, North-East Express, Guwahati Bangalore
Express, Guwahati Ernakulam Express, Kamrup Express. It is the largest station in Western Assam after Guwahati. According to 2012 budget, New
Bongaigaon Jn. is considered to be the Adarsh Station of India.
Biodiversity Special train name Science Express stands on platform of New Bongaigaon Railway Junction. Dibrugrah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express on
the platform no.3 of New BNGN Jn. Station Construction of the 265 km (165 mi) long 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge Siliguri-Jogihopa
line, between 1963 and 1965, brought broad gauge railways to Assam. It also was the reason for setting up the New Bongaigaon railway station.
New railway track from New Bongaigaon to Guwahati was commissioned in 1984. Saraighat Bridge opened in 1962, initially carried a metre gauge
track, which was later replaced by broad gauge.
Some Trains Originate and passes through New Bongaigaon Junction:
15817:Dhubri Shilghat RR Express
12519:Lokmanya Tilak – Kamakhya AC Express
15909:Abadh Assam Express
15818:Shilghat Dhubri RR Express
15643:Puri – Kamakhya Express
12513:Secunderabad – Guwahati Express
15644:Kamakhya – Puri Express
55801:Manas Rhino Passenger
12502:Poorvottar Sampark Kranti
22411: NHLN New Delhi AC Express